Community and meeting rooms for hire

Blackburn Central Library has several rooms and an ICT training suite that can be hired for meetings, talks and events. They are available to book throughout the week (Monday to Friday from 9am to 9.30pm, Saturday 9am to 2pm).

All rooms include a projector, screen, water machines and flexible seating options (except for the Hornby Theatre).

Hearing loop systems are fitted in the Hornby Theatre and meeting rooms 1 and 2.

Light refreshments are available to purchase.

The library also has good transport links.

Rates are per session, for example in a morning, afternoon or an evening. A 10% discount is given when 6 or more bookings are taken.

To make a booking you can either:

Details and prices

Hornby Lecture Theatre

  • Seating capacity: 115 fixed seating
  • Use: Meetings, lectures, conferences, entertainments (small stage), musical events, presentations
  • Charges: Standard Rate: £70
  • Commercial Rate: £100
  • Community Rate: £32

Meeting Room 1

  • Seating capacity: 20*
  • Use: Meetings, conferences, presentations etc.
  • Free standing tables and chairs to be set out as required
  • Charges: Standard Rate: £40
  • Commercial Rate: £70
  • Commercial Rate full day: £110
  • Community Rate: £20

Meeting Room 2, 3 or Geddes Room

  • Seating capacity: 30*
  • Use: As above
  • Charges: Standard Rate: £50
  • Commercial Rate: £90
  • Commercial Rate full day: £110
  • Community Rate: £25

Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 together (partition removed)

  • Seating capacity: 50*
  • Use: As above
  • Charges: Standard Rate: £90
  • Commercial Rate: £160
  • Commercial Rate full day: £220
  • Community Rate: £45

Bill Gates Suite

  • Seating capacity: 10, equipped with 10 PC’s and a Smartboard
  • Charges: Normal Rate: £65
  • Commercial Rate: £85
  • Community Rate: £30

*Capacity may be reduced/increased dependant on room layout required

Rates are per session ie: a morning, afternoon or an evening discount available for block bookings of 6 or more

All meeting rooms and the theatre are equipped with a projector, screen, flip chart and water.

Light refreshments can be provided at an additional cost if booked in advance.

Room hearing loop systems are installed in the theatre and meeting rooms 1 and 2 only

Times of hire are between: Monday to Friday 9.00am. to 9.30pm Saturday 9.00am to 2.00pm

Contact: (01254) 661221 or e mail: library@blackburn.gov.uk